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Painting with Miss Mustard Seed

What a fun and full weekend.

My husband and I headed for the Houston area so I could participate in all of the Miss Mustard Seed events, and so we could spend a little time together.  Most of our time together was in the car, but that's okay... it was nice just being with one another and having some uninterrupted conversation.

Friday's schedule had Marian giving a milk paint demonstration and then some time for her to sign her new book.

I have been painting for more than fifteen years, but I have never used milk paint, so I was excited to see it in action.  Marian is a wealth of knowledge and a good teacher.

Look at this pretty display of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint and products.

As I stood in line to get my books signed, I thought about Marian's story.  She is so inspiring... her book is appropriately named, don't you think?

I know a few of the above images are a bit fuzzy... but I thought the look on Marian's face captured her sweet nature.  She was every bit as kind and genuine as I thought she would be.

I bought several books...

They will make wonderful gifts.  I wish I had bought a few more.

.........DAY TWO........

Saturday morning started off with a fabulous gourmet breakfast from this corner restaurant.  Don't let the name fool you.

Marian graciously mingled among the ladies... as you can imagine everyone wanted a little time chatting with her.

After breakfast there was a little time to mill around before the workshop started, so I wandered down the street to a little antique store.

I spotted this cutie right away.  Vintage Shawnee owl cookie jar.  Love the gold toes.

His price tag kept him from coming home with me, but I did manage to find a couple of things that did.

The ironstone bowl is a good size, and the silver server says "Merry Christmas"... perfect for all of those pies we eat during the holidays.

I love finding a vintage treasure to bring home, don't you?


The workshop began, and it was so much fun using milk paint.  Everyone brought their own item to paint, and it was interesting to see the different pieces and the paint colors each one chose.

You can see some of the finished pieces and read Miss Mustard Seed's post about the workshop here.

{I will show my finished piece in another post.}

Thank you Mandie from Altar'd for hosting this wonderful weekend.

So.  Much.  Fun.

Miss Mustard Seed and me.